For this morning’s walk: My second COVID vaccination shot threw me for a loop this morning but I’m taking it as a chance to learn from life’s curveballs. Shout outs to Alma College MFA in Creative Writing.

Update: The side effects increased throughout the day and I was feeling pretty awful by nightfall, but I was fine by the middle of the next day.


The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton is now available wherever books are sold. You can use this link to order from the publisher, Broadleaf Books (group discounts available). I loved writing this book. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

Be well,